Voters split on charter schools, favor legal pot

A Suffolk/Boston Globe survey shows likely voters backing marijuana legalization 49 to 42 percent and splitting on charter expansion 45 percent to 45 percent.

10/22/16 -- Boston, MA -- Former Red Sox pitcher and Trump supporter Curt Schilling spoke at the #HerLiesMatter rally at Boston City Hall Plaza on October 22, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

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Elizabeth Warren would trump Curt Schilling in US Senate race

A poll found Warren leading Schilling 58 percent to 24 percent among 500 likely Massachusetts voters.

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// Curt Schilling loses control

The former Red Sox pitcher has been falling back on one particular pitch lately.

21 Mass. residents indicted in N.H. heroin sting

Officials said they effectively dismantled the group, which was part of an “extremely violent and very organized” cartel.

// Mayor Walsh calls for more T funding after Orange Line woes

City Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Josh Zakim also criticized the T after an Orange Line train’s motor overheated.

// Former BC football player dies in car accident

Max Holloway, the son of former Patriot Brian Holloway, was killed Thursday morning in Lutz, Fla.

Suspects in Amherst murder arrested in Arizona

Two New Salem men are being held in Flagstaff, Ariz., after US Marshals arrested them in the Oct. 15 shooting death of Jose Rodriguez.

// Tufts janitors vote to authorize strike

About 200 janitors unanimously voted to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement isn’t reached by Oct. 31.

Fight over burger brands sizzles

Boston-based burger chain Tasty Burger filed a complaint over Chipotle’s offshoot burger joint, Tasty Made.

// An enduring friendship formed in the aftermath of the Taunton rampage

The family of a deputy sheriff who halted the attack has grown close with the wife of victim George Heath.

Car reported stolen in 1988 pulled from Merrimack River

The 1986 Nissan was pulled from the river in Haverhill Wednesday.

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, right, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, visit on the field after an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. A clip from Showtime's


Ben Roethlisberger asks Tom Brady for his jersey

Roethlisberger made the request in an on-field pregame conversation ahead of last Sunday’s matchup in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh, PA - 10/24/2016 - (3rd quarter) New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) does his traditional spike into the turf after his 36 yard catch and run for a touchdown during the third quarter. The New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 24Patriots-Steelers, LOID: 8.3.399682367.

Touchdown record isn’t on Rob Gronkowski’s mind

He needs one more to break Stanley Morgan’s team record, but is focused on beating the Bills.

// Twitter is discontinuing video service Vine

Twitter will discontinue Vine, its looping short video app.

// ‘We want someone who takes this job seriously,’ Michelle Obama says

At a rally for Hillary Clinton in N.C., the first lady said America wants a president “who we can trust with the nuclear codes.”

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// Clinton’s N.H. infrastructure dwarfs Trump’s operation

Just a few weeks before Election Day, the Globe made unannounced stops at six campaign offices in New Hampshire.

// Man arrested in destruction of Trump’s Hollywood star

Los Angeles police arrested a man suspected of using a sledgehammer to destroy Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Connections | Magazine

When mom used to brush my hair

Now that I’m the one untangling my daughters’ snarls, I see the ritual in a new way.

// Is this a photo of Bill Murray or Tom Hanks?

People want to know.

// The story of Rescue and Jessica, a dog, a woman, and rebirth

Rescue, the black Labrador, came into Jessica Kensky’s life six months after the Boston Marathon bombing.


// Paul Pierce has his Halloween costume — and it’s super freaky

The former Celtic let his hair down as Rick James on Instagram.


// Harvard prof paid $2,500 for a ‘Hamilton’ ticket — and he’s happy about it

N. Gregory Mankiw says scalping is just a consquence of a free-market economy.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: He could have gone on tour with his boy band

Does he have “The Right Stuff” to turn her head?

Women & Power | Magazine

// Secrets of the top women execs

Some of Greater Boston’s most accomplished women share their strategies for success.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | L. Rafael Reif

// New MIT innovation hub takes on world’s biggest challenges

MIT’s new startup support accelerator, The Engine, is intended to close the gap between transformative new-science innovations and the long trek to the marketplace.

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// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

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Autumn colors from around the world

Fall in the northern hemisphere showed vibrant colors around the globe.